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Try-it Days

September 17, 2012 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist

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The Olympics and Paralympics are behind us and I hope you were inspired to take action and pick up a new sport that excited you. If you haven’t been able to do that yet, don’t beat yourself up....Try-it Days are here!

What is a Try-it Day? Basically it’s a day or “open house” hosted by local community sporting organizations usually during Sports Day in Canada’s Community Engagement Week (September 22-29th). The purpose of Try-it Days is to provide access to new and exciting sporting opportunities for individuals of all ages in an effort to maximize community involvement in the celebration and promotion of sport participation.

There are over 190 events in BC, and definitely more to come! From Vancouver and Victoria to Fort St. James and Cranbrook, communities from all over BC are registering their events and gearing up to get active in and try out new sports like synchronized swimming, curling, ringette, soccer, table tennis, volleyball, badminton and the list goes on!

To find an event near you, go to the Sports Day in Canada home page. Once you’re there, look at the bottom left side of the website for an “Events Near You” section and select British Columbia. If you’re in another province, no worries, as this is a Canada wide event. If you have an event in your community and you don’t see it, there’s still time to go to the website and register; the more the merrier.

On behalf of HealthyFamilies BC and the Physical Activity Line, I strongly encourage all of you to participate in at least one, hopefully more, Try-it Days with your family and friends to promote sport, healthy and active living!

Please comment below to generate some discussion regarding cool events in your region.

The Physical Activity Line is always there to assist you in taking action in sport for your health and the health of your family and friends. Don’t hesitate to call to gain FREE advice from a qualified exercise professional on how to prepare for physical activity in an effort to have fun and steer clear from injury.

Don’t forget... HAVE FUN, BE SAFE, & KEEP MOVING!

References & Resources:
Sports Day in Canada: Home
Physical Activity Line
ParticipACTION: Sports Day in Canada
True Sport

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